Viola Mae Chandler

30 October 1904–about January 2001 (Age 96)
Erwin, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Viola Mae

When Viola Mae Chandler was born on 30 October 1904, in Erwin, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States, her father, Henry Regan Chandler, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Taylor, was 19. She married William Tracie Bailey on 31 October 1922, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Falls Mills, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1920 and Clear Fork Magisterial District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died about January 2001, in Bluefield, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

William Tracie Bailey
Viola Mae Chandler
Marriage: 31 October 1922
Joseph Garland Bailey
Ellis Pyott Bailey
Alice P Bailey

Spouse and Children

31 October 1922
Sullivan, Tennessee, United States


    Joseph Garland Bailey


    Ellis Pyott Bailey


    Alice P Bailey


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1924 · Name changed to Bluefield

Age 20

The town of Graham changed it name to Bluefield in 1924.

Age 27

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker and seller of candles, from Middle English cha(u)ndeler (Old French chandelier, Late Latin candelarius, a derivative of candela ‘candle’). While a medieval chandler no doubt made and sold other articles beside candles, the extended sense of modern English chandler does not occur until the 16th century. The name may also, more rarely, have denoted someone who was responsible for the lighting arrangements in a large house, or else one who owed rent in the form of wax or candles.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Viola May Baily in household of Wm T Baily, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Viola M Bailey in household of William T Bailey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • May Chandler in household of H Reagan Chandler, "United States Census, 1910"

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